at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States
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Job No: 497225
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Health Services, Full Time
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology seeks a Lab Coordinator II to support basic and translational physiology research related to cardiovascular physiology and skeletal muscle physiology. The Lab Coordinator II will be responsible for overseeing all activities within a core wet lab that supports faculty, postdoctoral researchers graduate students, and undergraduate students within the department. The Lab Coordinator II will be responsible for maintaining organization and structure within the core lab, training new users on standard wet lab procedures and assisting with new protocol development. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience working in a research laboratory setting and a background in basic and translational wet lab procedures (e.g., Western blotting, PCR, ELISA assays, cell culture and microscopy).
• Organize and maintain structure within the core lab, managing day-to-day activities.
• Remain current in technical advances, methodologies and new tests within the scope of the core laboratory.
• Develop, implement and maintain laboratory guidelines and standard operating procedures.
• Oversee operation, maintenance and calibration of all essential laboratory equipment and maintain all service records and contracts.
• Ensure supply inventory is adequate and maintain vendor relationships.
• Orient and train all personnel on lab safety, conduct, standards and technical and administrative practices within the core lab.
• Serve as emergency contact for core lab and enforce compliance with safety and laboratory procedures among all users of the core laboratory.
• Monitor core laboratory chemical inventory and coordinate with UD Environmental Health and Safety chemical inventory program.
• Assist in the design and development of basic and translational research projects within the department.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, in biology, biochemistry, physiology or other related field and four years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of standard molecular/biochemical principles and research methods.
• Knowledge of the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
• Ability to write clear and precise lab manuals, protocols, and general lab instructions.
• Strong organization and time-management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment.
• Ability to interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to promote a positive working environment.
• Knowledge and skill working with Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) for data management and summation.
• Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
• Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
• Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
• Comfortable handling blood, tissue and cells from humans and animal models.
• Without assistance, must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
• Requires dexterity in handling delicate and hazardous materials.
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